Dion Lee with the tote from his collection with The Daily Edited
Dion Lee is one of my favourite designers and I’ve worn pieces from his label more times than I can count. His aesthetic is always clean, sophisticated and with a fashion forward spin that makes his designs instantly unique. So whenever he launches anything new, I always think it’s worth sitting up and taking notice. You can bet it’s guaranteed to be on point, especially when it’s a collaboration with one of Australia’s most popular accessories brands, The Daily Edited.
Last year Dion launched his first men’s line and says he was interested in building out the brand to include accessories. “Working with The Daily Edited seemed like an opportunity to really create accessories that felt like they were helping me tell the story of the men’s character,” says Dion. Of the collection, The Daily Edited’s co- founder Alyce Tran says, “I’ve always loved his line and we have collaborated with other designers before so when the opportunity to work with Dion came up we wanted to take the collaboration in a different direction to our previous collaborations with a menswear capsule.”
The range includes three main designs – a messenger bag, a tote bag and wash bag in a chic colour palette of black, navy and khaki. “With men’s wear it’s much more intuitive and personal and it’s more about what I would wear and what I’m attracted to,” says Dion. “The palette was really about things that I would put together and colours that I would work back into my own wardrobe.”
Whilst the range is technically a men’s line the designs are so minimalist that I think it could work equally as well in a woman’s wardrobe. So if you’re looking to spoil the man in your life or are just in the market for a stylish new bag, this is one collab definitely worth checking out.
Scroll down to shop a few of my favourite pieces from the collection
Dion Lee in New York, says the collection is largely inspired by his own wardrobe
My little Grace in one of the onesies from the collection.
When one of my favourite baby clothing brands, Sapling proposed a collaboration I was beyond thrilled. I’ve always been a fan of their clothes for Sophia and Grace as not only do they come in gorgeous prints and patterns, they’re made from organic cotton and also durable which is a definite must. Being able to design my own Kate Waterhouse Sapling collection was such an exciting prospect albeit a little daunting as the options were limitless! It was when thinking about this limitless possibility that I finally landed on a theme: Twinkle Twinkle. The stars in the night sky have always inspired me due to their vastness and the endless hope that it represents for the future and the idea that anything is possible. This is a sentiment that perfectly encapsulates my wishes for my girls as they grow older so it only seemed fitting to build my collection around this theme.
It has been a lengthy process but I believe we’ve created some really beautiful pieces for little ones. The colours right through to the prints are all in keeping with my fashion philosophy of creating wearable pieces that can be mixed and matched and are extremely versatile. From galaxy inspired onesies and blankets to sweet star print leggings and tees I hope there’s something in the range to suit every child. It has been such a fun experience for me to see this collection through from conception to design to finished product and I can hardly believe that it’s out today. I can’t wait for you all to see the collection and I hope that your little ones keep reaching for their own little star. May their futures twinkle with endless possibility.
I wanted the colour palette to be something bright yet versatile
One of the sets from the collection
I love that this set can be mixed and matched
This shorts and raglan tee set is perfect for active little boys (it comes in pink too)
The Kate Waterhouse x Sapling collection launches July 14 in Australia and July 30 in the USA/Canada.
You can shop the entire collection at saplingchild.com